27 Mar '12, 9pm

Changes announces to #EPA WaterSense new home spec #housing #water #realestate #LEED #NAHB #homes

The EPA has announced it will make minor modifications to its specification that establishes the criteria for new homes to earn the WaterSense label. Due in part to the increase in WaterSense-labeled products now available and the widespread adoption of the EPA’s Water Budget Tool for landscape design, the agency has proposed several revisions to its WaterSense Single-Family New Home Specification. The proposed changes include: New units in multifamily buildings would now be eligible to earn the WaterSense label. Individual units in new facilities could earn the label, as long as the common areas of these residential buildings also meet EPA’s indoor and outdoor criteria. Landscaping requirements would be simplified to focus solely on regionally appropriate landscapes through the use of EPA’s Water Budget Tool. This change would remove the option to landscape front yards wi...

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